This time on The Great Lesser Known, Carmen speaks with abstract painter Karen Johnston at her home studio. Karen enjoys showing her art and sharing the power and joy of the creative process. After her own healing journey, she came to understand the importance of having an outlet for authentic expression, learning and meaningful connections. Consequently, she developed The H.O.P.E. Ministry (Healing. Optimism. Prayer. Encouragement) in 2011 as an ongoing support community for those with cancer or other life-changing illnesses, and their caregivers. She is a founding member of Contemporary Collective, a local group of abstract artists and is an active board member with the Nashville Artist Guild. Her award-winning work gives light to spaces across the nation. Karen shares life with her husband and three children in Nashville, Tennessee.
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